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2 rowery (No. 4765856)

2 rowery

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 939.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Gelderland, Ede

28 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Staniew

1 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after placing the bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).